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 This day in History - May 28
422 Historic Events for May 28
1898

Andy Kirk, jazz musician

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1900

Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

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1900

Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand

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1900

Solar eclipse occurs

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1900

Owen Aisher, president (Marley)

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1901

Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)

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1901

26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2

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1903

Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)

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1904

29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2

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1904

Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer

Birth
1906

Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)

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1906

Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)

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1906

Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor," premieres in NYC

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1907

Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held

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1907

Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal

Birth
1907

Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)

Birth
1907

Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian

Birth
1908

Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

Birth
1909

John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)

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1910

Stuart Piggott, archaeologist

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1910

T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)

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1910

Rachel Kempson, actress (Captive Heart)

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1911

Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 30's)

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1911

Stephanus J du Toit, So Afr theologist/journalist (Afr Bond), dies

Death
1911

Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader

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